Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) is the umbrella organisation for the 12 Regional Orienteering squads based on the British Orienteering Regions.
JROS was set up to further develop the junior orienteering talent which is nurtured by the Regional Squads.
Archive of past locations and results, including analysis of regional performance.
Updated in Jan 2022
General Event Guidance
These Guidelines must be read in conjunction with Competition Rule ‘O’ Junior Interregional Competition and are provided to assist the Event Organiser.
JROS is hoping to put on five camps this year but this will be dependent on sufficient volunteers to organise and coach at the camps as well as the prevailing Covid restrictions.
|Lagganlia||23rd to 30th July||Primarily for 14's.|
|Deeside||Date tbc||Primarily for 15's|
|Czech tour||13th to 20th August||Primarily for 16's|
|Stockholm||16th to 28th August||Primarily for 17's|
|Gothenburg||20th to 29th August||Primarily for 18's|
The Lagganlia training camp is based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It is aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp will run from 23rd July to 30th July.
Selection Policy now published below
The following note is aimed at providing you with an insight into the work that is being undertaken by the Team Managers and others to fulfil our plans to provide summer training camps for the juniors.
Many ideas - and venues - are being explored and our hope is that over the coming month some of these ideas will take shape and we are able to keep you up to date with our plans.
The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) are organising the usual four summer camps for juniors: 14s – 20s. Camps will be held at Lagganlia (near Aviemore), Deeside, Stockholm and Gothenburg. However these camps all run on volunteers and to run these camps successfully we need coaches and staff to help. This is a fantastic way for coaches to gain experience and swap ideas which they can use in their own coaching.
See the availability form for further details
What are the Objectives of JROS?
In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;
- Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
- Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
- To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
- Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
- To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches
How does it seek to meet these objectives?
Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then. These comprise: Lagganlia for MW14s and some MW15s, Deeside for MW16s, Stockholm for MW17s and 18s, and Gothenburg for MW20s and 19s.
British Orienteering for 2021 are holding a camp for M/W15s at Bagaduish .
Since 2009, JROS has organised the Hawkshead training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.
JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and it will seek to host further courses in the future.
‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion
as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)